Needle playing a record, SEM

Needle playing a record, SEM

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Needle playing a record. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the needle (stylus) of a record player in a groove on a record. A record is used to store sound. It is produced by a machine with a head which vibrates in time to the sound being recorded. This cuts a groove in the record which varies according to the vibrations. A needle can then reproduce these vibrations as it runs along the groove and these, when amplified, produce the original sound.

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Keywords: acoustics, audio, coloured, false-colour, false-coloured, gramophone, groove, grooves, lp, music, needle, playing, record, scanning electron micrograph, sem, sound, stylus, technological, technology, vinyl

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